It would also improve the Ducks' chances of reaching the College Football Playoff to beat what most outside observers feel is their toughest remaining test of the regular season. Washington is trying to right its ship and get back in the division race. Add in all rivalry components, bragging rights and the like and this should be a competitive game. Don't Edit Don't Edit Oregon offense vs. Wahington defense Oregon's offense is starting to find its stride across the board why Washington's defense, understandably, has taken a step back this season after losing so much talent from last year.
The Buffaloes stampeded into Eugene, Ore. Can they avenge a home loss against Arizona last weekend and get their second win of the year over a ranked opponent or will the Ducks defend their home turf?
Oregon Date: Friday, Oct. The Buffaloes lost, , to Air Force in Week 2 and bounced back over a then-ranked Arizona State team, , on the road.
Four of the last five games have been decided by a touchdown or less. Quarterback Steven Montez threw for yards and one touchdown. Ironically, his first-ever NCAA start was the last time these two teams played back in Montez passed for yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
In the last four games, the defense has given up 30 points or more. It also recorded no sacks on Khalil Tate who had his way through the air tossing three touchdowns and over yards passing.
The defense will have to improve against an Oregon offense that boasts one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and a speedy playmaker at every position.
No Arizona running back had more than 30 yards against Colorado last week.
Nate Landman led the team with 12 tackles, while Carson Wells added 11 more. Mikai Onu picked up the lone interception in the game and brought his total to four on the year, second-best in the NCAA.
The only blemish on No. Aside from that, Oregon has won its last four games, including a hard-fought victory against Cal last weekend.
While running back C. Verdell went down in the first quarter, he should be able to play after X-Rays on his right ankle came back negative. Ranked 10th in total defense Isaac Slade-Matautia racked up seven tackles and one sack, while Deonmodore Lenoir added five tackles. Kayvon Thibodeaux, the top-ranked defensive end in the recruiting class, showed why he was one of the best prospects in the country, with three tackles and two sacks.
Troy Dye and Jevon Holland give Oregon a tandem in the defensive backfield.
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